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By Everett Potter Southern Ocean Lodge, the dramatic retreat that set the bar for small luxury properties in Australia, reopened today on the wild and windswept Kangaroo Island off the country’s southern coast. The Lodge opened in 2008 on a dramatic bluff, facing the relentless Southern Ocean surf below. Fabled


  New Zealand. It’s on just about everybody’s bucket list. Great. C’mon down. But before you come, maybe take this little quiz to find out how well you know New Zealand.   The country has two names, New Zealand and a. Aotearoa b. Eritrea c. Australia East   2. What

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  By Cathie Arquilla October may be the new September on the French Riviera. We spent five nights in three hotels there, hobnobbing around the Cote d’Azur, channeling the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda, although not really, because my husband doesn’t drink that much. You might

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A square in Arroios (Photo Deborah Gaines)

By Deborah Gaines If you’re on social media, you’ve probably noticed that Americans are visiting Portugal in droves. My Facebook and Instagram feeds are overflowing with photos of friends, colleagues, and even my ophthalmologist clinking glasses of vinho verde and smiling down from the ramparts of Peña Palace. I finally made


By Ann Abel Historic hotels seem to be a dime a dozen these days, from the grand old railway and harborside hotels that have been reinvented for the 21st century to luxury accommodations in old banks and prisons (two especially popular categories, for some reason). But the hoteliers, architects, designers


By Catherine Sabino Italy may be best known for its epochal cities and dazzling seaside havens, but the country’s hilltop towns and borghi—medieval throwbacks found from the Alpine north to Sicily—also draw throngs of visitors—more than three million trek to San Gimignano alone each year. While the most popular hilltops

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Words and images by Deborah Loeb Bohren From Tokyo to Kyoto and Osaka, and from Naoshima to Hiroshima and Wakayama and back again, my senses awash in the unique colors, flavors, aromas and experiences that define Japan and its culture. It’s a marvelous blend of ancient traditions and ultra-modern architecture

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By Deborah Gaines I’ve spent most of my life within 20 miles of New York City. But now that my kids are grown, I keep thinking about the apartment I rented in Edinburgh last spring. The first floor of a gracious townhouse in the West End, the flat was an

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By Brian E. Clark I grew up working for a small dairy in the Midwest, delivering milk in bottles three early mornings a week during my high school days and even on return trips home from college. In the spring, summer, and fall, the sunrises were beautiful. In the winter, it could